Pope vs. Trump: 'Not Christian' to only build border walls

Trump hits back at pontiff, saying it was "disgraceful" for pope to question a person's faith

Washington: Donald Trump is softening his rhetoric on Pope Francis after blasting the leader of the Catholic Church for suggesting the billionaire businessman's plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border made him "not Christian."

Trump said during a town hall event on CNN that he now believes the pope's remarks were "probably a little bit nicer" than first reported.

Trump says he believes the pope has only heard one side of the story, as told by the Mexican government, and isn't aware of the problems Trump claims are caused by a porous border.

Trump also says he has great respect for Pope Francis. Still, he couldn't help but offer a dig, noting that, "He's got an awfully big wall at the Vatican."

On Thursday, aboard the papal plane, Pope Francis thrust himself into the heated American presidential campaign, declaring that Donald Trump is "not Christian" if he wants to address illegal immigration only by building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more...

Source: gulfnews.com

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